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Screen Australia, in partnership with Screenwest and other state screen organisations, has announced the trial of Outreach – a free program which aims to assist creatives outside Sydney and Melbourne to connect with Screen Australia staff.

Outreach includes private (closed) video conferences and public live streams of information sessions. The trial will take place between October and December 2017, with the aim to have a permanent Outreach offering from 2018 built upon learnings and feedback from the trial.

Sally Caplan, Head of Production at Screen Australia noted, “Our aim with Outreach is to make it easier to engage with Screen Australia, to create conversations and provide information about programs to practitioners all around Australia.”

Screen Australia staff taking part in Outreach cover all major departments, including Development, Production Investment, Online, Documentary, Indigenous, Business & Audience, Producer Offset and Co-productions, plus Program Operations who manage incoming applications.

Starting from today, 4 October, closed video conferences will be available most Wednesdays in half hour sessions between 1:00pm and 3:00pm (AEST or AEDT as applicable). Creatives must register their interest in taking part in Outreach as per the instructions below.

The public live streams will focus on a particular topic or initiative and registration is not required.

Creatives should register for Screen Australia’s newsletter to be notified of future live stream topics.


Outreach is open to creatives nationwide outside of the Sydney and Melbourne metropolitan areas.

Step 1

View the Outreach schedule on Screen News to decide your areas of interest.

Step 2

Western Australian filmmakers to register their interest directly with Screen Australia here 

Step 3

If you haven’t already, ensure you have registered for Screen Australia’s newsletter to be notified of Outreach updates.

Further Information

Screen Australia’s Program Operations is available to answer simple application questions during business hours on 1 800 213 099.

For queries regarding Outreach, email Outreach.